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    The United States President Donald Trump said that he hopes that nominee Brett Kavanaugh will do "a great, great job" on the US Supreme Court.

    The United States President Donald Trump said that he was looking forward to the US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vote later on Saturday, noting that the nominee would do "a great, great job" in the position. Trump also said that Susan Collins "spoke from the heart" in her defense of Kavanaugh.

    Meanwhile, US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview to Reuters that the Kavanaugh confirmation fight would help senate Republicans in the November mid-term elections. He also commented on the opposition campaign from Democrats against the nominee, saying: "We've literally been under assault by the mob."

    READ MORE: Trump Nears Triumph as Kavanaugh Advances to Final Senate Confirmation Vote

    The Supreme Court nominee's candidacy has been drawn out by allegations of sexual misconduct, with President Trump accusing protesters — who he claims are paid by George Soros — of trying to "make Senators look bad."

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